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Three Sappy People (1939)

The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working. A rich man hires them to treat his impetuous young wife who is always running of for... See full summary »

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The stooges are phone repairmen who are mistaken for the psychiatrists in whose office they are working. A rich man hires them to treat his impetuous young wife who is always running of for submarine rides and the like. The boys ruin a dinner party at their clients mansion but their antics so amuse his wife the she is cured and the stooges are paid off handsomely. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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In the 1934 episode "Punch Drunks", Moe orders burnt toast and a rotten egg. Curly then asks why, so Moe says he has a tape worm, and that's good enough for it. 5 years later in the 1939 episode "Three Sappy People", that gag is repeated except that Curly orders burnt toast and a rotten egg. Moe then asks why, so Curly says he has a tape worm, and that's good enough for it. See more »

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Moe: Remind me to tear out your Adam's apple!
Curly: I'll make a note of it.
[pulls out a pad of paper and a pencil]
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Pure Insanity Start-To-Finish!
13 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Three Stooges episodes because it's wild from start-to-finish.

It begins in the first 30 seconds with a young wife driving her car through the house into the living room, where people are waiting to celebrate her birthday. Apparently, she's done stuff like this before.

The husband has had it, so he calls for psychiatrists: Dr. Ziller, Dr. Zeller and Dr. Zoller and "their methods are known to be peculiar." Well, the Stooges are phone repairmen who just happened to be fixing the switchboard at the doctors' office when the call comes in for help. Desperate, they take the job and pretend to be psychiatrists. Notice how often the Stooges wind up in situations like this, impersonating others?

Anyway, that gives you an idea about the insanity and this pure frenetic Three Stooges short which has a crazy woman and the farcial Stooges having a lot of fun together at the birthday party....at the funny expense of everyone else at the party. The dinner food-fight is a classic!


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